Tag: Arctic

  • Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth’s climate

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    By Ryan Johnson Scientists in Cambridge plan to set up a research centre to develop new ways to repair the Earth’s climate. It will investigate radical approaches such as refreezing the Earth’s poles and removing CO2 from the atmosphere. The centre is being created because of fears that current approaches will not on their own […]

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  • Arctic nations to meet amid tensions over environment, resources

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    By Christopher Thompson Top diplomats from the United States, Russia and other nations which border the Arctic meet in Finland on Monday to discuss policies governing the polar region, as tensions grow over how to deal with global warming and access to mineral wealth. Countries have been scrambling to claim territory or, like China, boost […]

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  • Permafrost is thawing in the Arctic so fast scientists are losing their equipment

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    By Christopher Thompson Instead of a few centimetres of thaw a year, several metres of soil can destabilize within days Permafrost in some areas of the Canadian Arctic is thawing so fast that it’s gulping up the equipment left there to study it. “The ground thaws and swallows it,” said Merritt Turetsky, a University of […]

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  • Melting permafrost in Arctic will have $70tn climate impact – study

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    Study shows how destabilised natural systems will worsen man-made problem The release of methane and carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost will accelerate global warming and add up to $70tn (£54tn) to the world’s climate bill, according to the most advanced study yet of the economic consequences of a melting Arctic. If countries fail to improve […]

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  • Arctic is warmest it’s been in 10,000 years, study suggests

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    Permafrost samples suggest Arctic is 2 C warmer than previous record highs thousands of years ago New research suggests Canada’s Arctic is the warmest it has been in 10,000 years — and the temperatures are still climbing. The study was recently published in the scientific journal Nature Communications. Researchers studied permafrost samples in the Yukon […]

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  • Standing Up in Support of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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    The public’s message to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) at its February 13th public hearing in Washington, DC, was clear: DON’T DRILL THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE. Gwich’in leaders and other Indigenous voices, faith leaders, veterans, scientists, students, and community members gathered en masse at the only public hearing outside of Alaska on the […]

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